Living a healthier lifestyle doesn’t mean that you eat only salad and your house is full of gimmicky workout equipment. A few simple (and manageable) lifestyle upgrades can make a big difference in your health and happiness.
Here are 4 easy things you can do to stay healthy this summer:
1. Take care of your existing health conditions. It’s easy to forget to take your blood pressure medicine or check your blood sugar. However, it’s important to follow your doctor’s treatment recommendations so you can stay healthy and active. Your CarePro pharmacist will be happy to share tips for remember to take your medications- just ask!
2. Control your stress level. We all have moments at home and at work that are less than peaceful. However, if you constantly feel stressed out, your physical health can suffer. Take steps to reduce your stress level, like taking a walk to clear your head, spending more time with friends and family or seeking counseling if you need someone to talk to.
3. Protect yourself from the sun. Enjoy the sunshine safely this year, whether you are working in the yard or having fun outdoors. Wear sunscreen with a Sun Protection Factor (SPF) of 15 or higher. CarePro Pharmacies offer a wide selection of high quality sunscreen to keep you safe. It may not feel “manly” to lather on something that smells like coconut, but it sure beats developing skin cancer!
4. Drink fewer cocktails. Try to hold back that groan- you don’t have to give it up completely! Moderation is the key. For men, two alcoholic beverages (12 ounces of beer, 8 ounces of malt liquor or 1.5 ounces of spirits) each day is considered acceptable. Just remember that excessive alcohol use can raise your blood pressure and can increase your risk of developing colon, lung, kidney or liver cancer.
Many serious diseases (including forms of heart disease, cancer and stroke) can be avoided if you make simple lifestyle changes to protect your health. If you aren’t proactive now, you may have to deal with serious health consequences down the road.